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by Aciman, André
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favorite 55
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Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Authors
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by Iceberg Slim, 1918-1992
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favorite 57
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Subtitle from cover
Topics: Beck, Robert, 1918-1992, African Americans, Pimps
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by Achebe, Chinua
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favorite 25
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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favorite 12
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
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favorite 3
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Topics: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Intelligence officers, Assassins, World politics
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by Schwartz, David Joseph
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favorite 44
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"A Fireside book."
Topic: Success
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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favorite 10
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric
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favorite 2
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Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967
Topics: Color, Animals, Rhyme, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Margaret Atwood
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favorite 6
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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favorite 6
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"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Schools, Wizards,...
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by Sundgaard, Arnold, 1909-2006; Carle, Eric, ill
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"Kohl's cares for kids. 100% of the net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to support health and educational opportunities for children in the communities we serve."--p. [4] Cover
Topics: Individuality, Sheep, Butterflies
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by Byrne, Rhonda
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favorite 23
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The secret revealed -- The secret made simple -- How to use the secret -- Powerful processes -- The secret to money -- The secret to relationships -- The secret to health -- The secret to the world -- The secret to you -- The secret to life
Topic: New Thought
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After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass, this one with money. First novel by a hip-hop artist, author of No Disrespect
Topics: African American women, Inner cities, African American women, Inner cities
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Julie Garwood
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Step-by-step instructions for drawing people and animals using a minimum of line and circle combinations
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Topics: Drawing, Orange (Color) in art, Drawing
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A Junior Library Guild selection
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Topics: Middle schools, Schools, Families, Diaries, Middle schools, Schools, Family life, Diaries, Humorous...
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by Sanderson, Brandon
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Morrison, Toni
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favorite 11
comment 0
Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Jeanette Winterson
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favorite 3
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Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Martin, George R. R
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"A Bantam Spectra book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Seven Kingdoms (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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by Carnegie, Dale, 1888-1955
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Success, Achievement
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by Matheson, Richard
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"The complete novel, plus several more unforgettable tales by Richard Matheson"--Page 4 of cover
Topics: Vampire fiction, Thriller Fiction
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by Garwood, Julie
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By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
Topics: Romance: Historical, Romance - Gothic, Fiction - Romance, Romance - Historical, Fiction / Romance /...
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Julie Garwood
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comment 0
Topics: Government investigators -- Fiction, Psychopaths -- Fiction, Clergy -- Fiction, Large type books
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In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center
Topics: Lesbians, Gays, Orphans
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Topics: Conduct of life, Toltec philosophy
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by John Green (1977- )
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Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Homosexuality -- Fiction,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-544) and index
Topics: Gandhi, Indira, 1917-1984, Gandhi, Indira, Prime ministers, Biographie
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favorite 11
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index
Topic: Motivation (Psychology)
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Armed with attitude, not to mention stun gun, defense spray, killer flashlight and her mistrusted .38, Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, goes after a man who skipped bail. He replies by taunting her in a gruesome manner, sending her bits and pieces of dead people. By the author of One for the Money
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Bounty hunters, Mystery fiction
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns
Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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favorite 3
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Sequel: Yo!
Topics: Sisters, Dominican Americans
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by Simone Elkeles
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favorite 2
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Topics: Social classes -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Gangs -- Fiction, Family problems --...
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by Robert T. Kiyosaki
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Topics: Investments -- United States., Finance, Personal -- United States., Finance, Personal., Investments.
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by Laurens, Stephanie
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Believing him dangerously close to bankruptcy, Amelia Cynster proposes marriage to a very drunk Lucien Ashford, and is confused and annoyed when instead of the quick wedding she had wanted, he insists on a full courtship
Topic: Cynster family (Fictitious characters)
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by Garwood, Julie
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By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, English fiction, United States
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by Stephen King
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Maine -- Fiction
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by Oke, Janette, 1935-
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A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with firm resolve "never to marry one of those undependable, rough and rowdy adventurers of the West."
Topics: Women pioneers, Livres en gros caractères, Love stories
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by Edwidge Danticat
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favorite 2
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Topics: Haitian Americans -- Fiction, Americans -- Haiti -- Fiction, Women -- New York (State) -- Fiction,...
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by Chatterjee, Upamanyu
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Agastya Sen, the hero of English, August, is a child of the Indian elite. His father is the governor of Bengal. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. He himself has secured a position in the most prestigious and exclusive of Indian government agencies, the IAS. Agastya's first assignment is to the town of Madna, buried deep in the provinces. There he meets a range of eccentrics worthy of a novel by Evelyn Waugh. Agastya himself smokes a lot of pot and drinks a lot of beer, finds ingenious excuses...
Topics: Young men, Civil service, City and town life
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by Nora Roberts
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Topics: Large type books, Single mothers, Man-woman relationships, Fiction
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by Bâ, Mariama
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This novel is in the form of a letter, written by the widowed Ramatoulaye and describing her struggle for survival. It is the winner of the Noma Award
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Topics: Women, Teachers, Women teachers, Bigamy, Nouvelles africaines de langue française
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Civilisation grecque, Civilización griega, Griekse oudheid, Cultuur, Invloed, Geschiedbeschouwing,...
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Gammell, Stephen, ill
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Reprint: Originally published: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1991
Topics: Tales, Ghosts, Horror stories, Folklore
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by Richard S. Wheeler
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comment 0
Topics: Skye, Barnaby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Trappers -- Fiction, Baja California (Mexico :...
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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by James, Eloisa
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by Emecheta, Buchi
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Topics: Motherhood -- Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Fiction
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
Topic: Fantasy
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by Brown, Sandra, 1948-
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Hailey Ashton projects an image that she's on top of everything, but no one realizes that she lives a life of quiet emptiness -- not ready to have a relationship, not willing to give herself body and soul to a man. Never able to compete with her younger sister, the thoughtless beauty of the family, Hailey opted to be the "good girl." But when she meets Tyler Scott -- her rich, attractive new boss -- she longs to be anything but good. She wants to be chic, smart, and savvy. Tyler is...
Topics: Amusement park owners, Amusement parks, Widowers, Love stories
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favorite 4
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Includes index
Topics: Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.), Cosmology, Science, Physicists, Cosmología, Ciencia, Físicos,...
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by Johanna Lindsey
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favorite 3
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Topics: Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Americans -- England -- Fiction
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by Laurens, Stephanie
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The last unwed male in his family, roguish Alasdair "Lucifer" Cynster, decides to escape to rural Devon in order to avoid the matchmaking mothers and their marriage-minded daughters in Regency London, only to meet Phyllida Tallent, a headstrong, independent, and wealthy beauty
Topics: Cynster family (Fictitious characters), Manners and customs, Manners and customs
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Originally published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1992
Topic: Horror tales
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by García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-; Rabassa, Gregory
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A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1970 by Harper & Row, Publishers
Topic: Macondo (Imaginary place)
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In an erotic memoir, the author describes her active and free sexual life as she honestly and graphically describes her world of physical gratification, the consequences of sex stripped of sentiment, and the fallacies of female sexuality
Topics: Millet, Catherine, Millet, Catherine, Millet, Catherine, Erotic literature, Women, Women, Women art...
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Follows the star-crossed romance of a strong-willed woman who vows that no man will ever capture her heart and the powerful warrior who is equally determined to fight for what he wants
Topics: Women construction workers, Love stories
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: English language
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by Lesonsky, Rieva; Entrepreneur Media, Inc
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Includes index
Topics: New business enterprises, Small business
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by Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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Fancy free / Catherine Anderson -- The mad Earl's bride / Loretta Chase -- Promises / Lisa Kleypas -- The kiss / Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Topics: Love stories, American, Love stories
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by Alexander, Victoria
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Prince Alexei of Avalonia is a master at the art of seduction, but when a mysterious young woman he meets at a masked ball spends the night in his bed, he finds he is touched in ways he cannot forget. Still, he wonders if she was real or a dream spun of moonlight. Alexei might well be a temptation Pamela cannot resist ... And Miss Pamela Effington is no dream. Certainly, succumbing to the prince's seduction was madness. Now she's come to her senses and is thankful their paths will never cross...
Topic: Nobility
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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by Johanna Lindsey
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Topics: Mistaken identity, Fiction
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by Ripley, Alexandra; Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. Gone with the wind
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Set in the Reconstruction-era South, this sequel to Margeret Mitchell's well-loved novel follows Rhett, Scarlett, and Ashley as they pick up the pieces of their lives
Topics: O'Hara, Scarlett (Fictitious character), Americans, Irish American women, Love stories
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by Jeff Kinney
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Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Garwood, Julie
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Originally published: New York : Pocket Books, 1994